Big dogs need their own bed that is why you need to find the best raised dog beds for large dogs.
Large dogs take up a lot of space on people furniture, like you know, your own bed. They also need to have some cushioning for their bones while they sleep so laying on the hard ground that is the flooring in most houses doesn’t cause them to get arthritis.
There are many options when it comes to choosing the best raised dog beds for large dogs. You can go with a pillow type bed or one that is on a platform. The platforms themselves come in several varieties. You could opt for the PVC/plastic pipe version which makes clean up a snap – simply hose it off when it gets dirty. On the other hand you could choose a wood platform that is a little more upscale. There are even some DIY pallet options I have seen around on Pinterest.
Considerations when purchasing raised dog beds for large dogs
- Is your dog inclined to chew?
- Will the bed be for inside the house or outside?
- Is it portable?
- Is the bed the right size for your dog?
- What is the difference between a raised dog bed and A Snoozer Cozy Cave Dog Bed?
- Does there need to be a pillow too or does the bed provide sufficient cushioning without one?
There are basically four styles of raised dog beds for large dogs.
PVC Framed Dog Beds
The first we will look at is the dogs beds that use PVC for the frame. These are relatively light weight yet durable. They work well for inside/outside lounging. Most of these type dog beds can be hosed off to remove dirt and hair and then left to air dry.
It is well worth spending the money to purchase a PVC elevated dog bed rather than making your own (there are links all over for how to make DIY PVC dog beds) The stitching to attach the canvas fabric needs to be heavy duty to keep your dog from falling through after a short time of use.
The PVC raised dog bed for large dogs all come with either canvas or canvas/mesh coverings that are easy to clean, stand up to the heavier weight of larger breed dogs and provide comfort for your pet.
You also never have to worry about rusting, pealing or flaking with PVC.
Dog Beds Designed to Blend With Your Decorating Style
There are more interior friendly raised dog beds like the New Age Raised Pet Bed that is made of EcoFlex. The product looks like wood yet has the advantage of being able to have the color go through out the material so that scratches don’t show. These lovely dog beds fit nicely in most living spaces without detracting from the interior design of the space you wish to place them.
The New Age Raised Pet bed extra Large version accommodates dogs up to 140 pounds. It comes with a 2 inch cushion that has a removable cover to that it can be washed in the machine easily.
Dog Beds For Chewers
If your dog is inclined to chew, you might be best served by getting him a Kurand Dog Bed as it is built with a sturdy aluminum frame and covered with a patented chew proof material. This bed will stand up to the toughest dog, is easy to clean, and looks nice inside or out.
Used in some Human Society facilities these beds are great for keeping your dog off the floor but not giving them anything that they can accidentally eat. They also can handle the really large breed dogs, like mastiffs and saint bernards.
Foam Cushion Dog Beds
The other type of raised dog beds for large dogs are foam cushions. Most of these foam cushion dog beds feature removable covers that can be machine washed and dried. It is recommended that you get 2 covers when you purchase your dog bed so there is always a fresh one available when you need it.
These beds provide a supportive yet comfortable place for older, larger dogs to rest. A wonderful alternative for dogs with arthritis or simply large dogs that need extra cushioning to support them while they sleep.
Here are four highly rated options from Amazon for raised dog beds for large dogs.
Coolaroo Deluxe Dog Bed – Grey Size – Medium – 43.4L x 25.6W x 8H in. Kuranda Walnut PVC Chewproof Dog Bed – XL (44×27) – 40 oz. Vinyl – Royal Blue Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed – Large Size – 48 X 30 X 7 – Chocolate – For Large and Extra Large Breed Dogs (Headrest Edition) Pet Gear Designer Booster Pet Bed X-Large Chocolate
X Large Pet Bed
If you are the owner of an extra large dog breed, like a Standard Poodle, or a Saint Bernard – or any one of many x large, super sized dogs, you know that they are are too heavy to sleep comfortably on the floor, especially as they get older, and way to big to let them get in the habit of sharing your sleeping quarters.
While you might not want to buy them their own bed, though a twin bed might be the perfect solution for some of these giant dog breeds, a well made foam pillow type bed might solve the x large pet bed problem for you. Many of these foam pillow type beds can be made with a removable cover that can be washed.
Petmate Microban Pet Bed Petmate Deluxe Pillow Bed with Microban Gusseted Red/Gold Striped Chenille 27-inch X 36-inch Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed – Large Size – 48 X 30 X 7 – Khaki – For Large and Extra Large Breed Dogs (Sleek Edition) Brentwood Gel Memory Foam Orthopedic 54 by 35-Inch Dog Bed X-Large Tan Majestic Pet 42-Inch by 60-Inch Rectangle Pet Bed X-Large Red